Luck at First Sight (PG) 2017
A young gambler named Joma Labayen believes in lucky charms that would help him win big in casinos. He crosses paths with Diane who seems to bring him luck whenever they are close to each other. However, Diane refuses to believe that she has anything to do with this so called “life charm” at first but after a while, she eventually gave in to Joma’s wishes. As they grow closer together, they develop romantic feelings for each other, but this kind of closeness might ruin the luck they’ve been enjoying together.- Fandango
Directed by: Dan Villegas
Theme Song composed by: Rico Blanco
Theme Song sung by: Zia Quizon
in a nutshell: We did not imagine that we would find ourselves watching and enjoying this movie, but we did. Stephanie Mayo described this movie as well-acted, but flimsy, and I somehow agree with her. As a sister of "special" people, I would never be comfortable with people making fun of them, but it's a reality. People do. Mom and I checked if dad was going to be insulted, but since he did not mind the "scene", we did not mind the scene too. We thought about Diane's situation and she did tell that lie that she was taking care of a "special child"...
Diane is a very loving person, so she was not really making fun of a certain group of people...she was just letting Joma pretend he's someone he's not.
I also do not want something gruesome be joked about(Check Ms. Mayo's review), yadaydayda, but as a whole, we were indeed impressed with the actors: Bela, Jericho, Cholo, Kim, Dennis, Hermie, Thou, Issa and Jeric. Stephanie Mayo almost said everything in my mind already so there's no need for a longer narrative. Besides, who am I to criticize Bela as a writer, right? Or Ays as a screenwriter?
Anyways, I love the Father-Daughter relationship of Mang George and Diane. They were very believable.
(Bela, you are more than beautiful and such a great actor. You shone in this film.)
I also think Cholo Barretto should at least be nominated as a Best Supporting Actor or something. He should be given bigger roles next time, but I did like how he potrayed Nathan in Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? and as Benjo in 10,000 Hours. He was also a compelling actor in Bonifacio ang Unang Pangulo and so much more. He is definitely more than "just a nephew" of the Barretto sisters.
Kudos to the cast and crew!
Wait... Mom has one complaint and we actually discussed about this.
"Why did Cholo...I mean, Boggs...wipe his lips?"
"He did it on purpose, mom. It was supposed to be 'funny'"
"He thought the camera was on Jericho and Bela."
"He did it on purpose, ma."
Et cetera, et cetera...
I hope you won't consider that "discussion" above as a spoiler.